Picasso Moon, Sugaree, Minglewood Blues, Lazy River Road, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Brown Eyed Women, Cassidy Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, Samba In The Rain, Playin' In The Band-> Terrapin Station-> Drums-> Space-> The Other One-> Wharf Rat-> One More Saturday Night, E: Knockin' On Heaven's Door
DSBD>D>CD>SHN Transcription from DAT and Encoding by JR Fishman
July 23, 2014 Subject:
Twenty years done come and gone my oh my!
Wow twenty years...where does the time go!
This is actually a very well played show for '94, with every tune showing up nicely and the only real clunker being Samba.
First set starts off with a rocking Picasso followed by a very well jammed Sugaree. Jerry sings and plays with passion, an effort he continues for most of the show. This version of Minglewood is BONA-FIDE! Bobby is really digging in and Jerry plays some nice slide while the drummers rock out. Although it didn't come off well live, this is a very sweet Lazy River Road with Jerry playing the with that "acoustic" tone. This is a very pleasant tune but just didn't have what it takes to hold the attention of a full stadium of partiers. Good Masterpiece with Bobby playing a real acoustic. Spunky Brown Eyed Woman finds Jerry playing and singing with vigor.
This Cassidy is the highlight of the show for me. With a spiraling jam that makes this a showcase version of this classic tune. The reviewer below that is disappointed that they close the set is missing out on a powerhouse Cassidy.
I'm not a big fan of Lucy or Samba and if they had played a killer Scarlet>Fire or something instead this would be a five star show. Oh well, cant have it all... This Playin is good but pales in comparison to the one at Deer Creek on 7-19, one of the best from modern times and the longest of '94 by over five minutes. The Terrapin that follows is powerful and majestic tho with a nice jam afterword. Decent Other One leads into picture perfect Wharf Rat with Jerry's voice conveying the emotion of the lyric perfectly. An expected but rockin Saturday Night closes.
The encore is a poignant Heavens Door.
This is one of the better shows I saw in '94 and if it had a better second set opener I would give it five stars, but as it is its a very solid four.
February 21, 2010 Subject:
love this stuff
July 27, 2009 Subject:
not as good as deer creek...
That said, this was an awesome show, well, what I saw of it. We arrived late, but you could hear what was going on as we walked up. We could hear the Sugaree, but didn't get to our seats until the Masterpiece. We asked someone as we approached about the opener, and they told us it was a Sugar Mag>Sugaree opener! We were pissed! So of course, we rushed to get inside only to find out it was a Picasso opener. For the 90's Jerry's grandpa voice fans, listen to the BEWomen, especially the ending, "..it looks like the old man is gettin' on.." His voice is awesome! The Cassidy first set closer was a real let down, at the time. It was the first one for most of the people I was going to shows with. We were pretty bummed that we didn't get the Deal set closer.(Or Don't ease or Birdsong!) Later down the road it came to pass that Bobby pulled off a Throwing Stones set 2 closer somewhere which was to many a fan's dismay.(not this show). The Lucy in the Sky was an awesome second set opener, who cares about missed lyrics. I was fortunate enough to catch the Boston Garden LSd second set opener fall 93. The Samba was a welcome change from Way to go Home, at the time. This version was maybe better than 7-20-94. The Playin>Terrapin>Jam was awesome, and due up, as neither were played at Deer Creek, but the energy wasn't a match. I remember thinking that. It was cool in the city, but it seemed like Ewok camp at Deer Creek. The Other one>Wharf Rat was awesome with more of the grandpa jerry thing going on during Wharf Rat. One more Saturday night was perfunctory. The Knockin on Heavens door was a real treat, as it had fallen out of rotation and didn't seem as repetative as it did in 90 and 91(post brent). The next night was good as well. the Drums were good as well. Sound is awesome
June 6, 2006 Subject:
chi town let down
2 stars max. Second set put me to sleep. Trying to experiment with more 94's. This was not a good choice.
June 3, 2006 Subject:
Lazy River Road and Masterpiece?????
None of you found this Lazy River Road to be particularly poignant? You fucking kidding me?
January 13, 2006 Subject:
Good recording and show
There are some good moments here in this well made recording, but not the strongest show they ever did. Sugaree, Minglewood, Terrapin. So what if
Jerry sounded old. He looked like Father Time too, but we all went anyway and enjoyed it.
October 10, 2005 Subject:
Jerry had taken up diving in Hawaii....
If he could have just stayed over there for about, oh lets say for a couple of years ?!?
That was my thought ...and just rest the hell up. You can't chain~smoke Marlboroughs underwater or do "other" things ...my thoughts then was , to hell with the tour !
Take time off Jerry I prayed , and be with the rainbow kine for a while , get healthy play in the ocean ...and live .
July 24, 2005 Subject:
i had a great time at these chicago shows. true, "the end is near" could be heard in jerry's voice (as well as his playing), but the shows still carried some magic.
this night was a good friend's birthday, and this was his first grateful dead concert
(also haille selassie's birthday, but i digress)
I really enjoyed traffic (more so this night than the 24th), and would love to find a sbd of this night's traffic set (or at least a good aud - i taped from WAYYYY back, and my tape sounds pretty weak).
not a big fan of picasso moon, i thought it was pretty hot as an opener this night. first set was like "getting it ready", seemed they were going through the motions.
second set: lucy in the sky - yeah the vocals and synchronicity are a bit off: almost tentative, like the first 45 minutes after taking your first dose ever. relax and enjoy the rest of it
samba is still a little apprehensive, but a nice easy groove is setting in. playin in the band (yeah yeah now it's kicking in - feel that grin) is cool, and then TERRAPIN takes off - this night (and again the following year on 7/08/95) the moon was just peeking over the rim of soldier field stadium as jerry sings "on the northwest corner of a brand new crescent moon". synchronicity now firmly in place. grinnin ear to ear
drums space other one - always the enjoyable light sound color smell fest. (i've attended some weak shows, particularly 4/03/88, but i never heard an "other one" i didn't like) wharf rat story time - we're winding down now, and then say an enthusiastic "good night" with one more saturday night - always one of my favorite rocker set closers, and a mournful "knockin'" to bridge the dawn to the next day, the next show
sound quality is good, although i have not listened to post-drums on this version yet (i still listen to my original audience tapes from time to time - more so this night than the 24th)
my friend the birthday boy thought his first dead show was "FANTASTIC" - even to the end, the grateful dead could delight and inspire (another friend of mine declares 4/03/88 as "the best time they ever had at a show" - again, i digress)
July 1, 2005 Subject:
why the bad reviews?
I dont understand why shows from this era can get such thumbs downs ratings all the time , when the only thing possibly uninspiring about this show is the song line -up. LSD is about the best highlight you would notice on paper, and then listening to it , well.yes, its a bit listless. However, alot of other portions of this show are just great. Check out how strong Jerry sounds in the opening of Terrapin. He flubs a lil here and there, but thats jus Jer. I remember it happening to Bobby real bad in Colorado in 94 during Throwing Stones and it had the crowd in an uproar laughing at how bad bobby was killin the lyrics. Even Bobby cracked a grin and chuckled i think once he finaly got **Rich Man in his summer home** in the right place.
Point is , yes, crappy LSD ..but not a crappy show. Crisp - sounds great - 1st set is a bit of a yawner with minglewood, lazy river, and sugaree (none are real thrillers for me) ..but a cassidy closer is always a treat , and personally , i heard way too many Bucket openers....Picasso Moon was a welcome change. Not a bad show in the least imho.
I am sorry but IMHO this show is not a 4 or 5 star show. It is really a lackluster uninspired performance that at times is painful to listen to. Don't get me wrong I love the Dead, and I mail ordered enough tickets to have put one of their kids through college, but when Jerry nails about 50% of the lyrics to Lucy for a second set opener, not only does it tell me that he was in desperate need of a teleprompter, but that he was in desperate need of a break that was longer than a month or two.
February 6, 2005 Subject:
crispy tape of a decent show
This is a nice SBD recording typical of the earpiece and other SBD mixes of the era. Not too hissy and overall enjoyable. In particular Garcia's lightning bolt guitar sounds great, very bright and sparkly(piezo pickup blended in). Show is about average with different members stepping up at times to really deliver the goods. If you have interest in this show (like you were there, as I was), I cant imagine getting a much better copy than this.
January 12, 2005 Subject:
On the floor at soldier field was where the dancin party was.
That WAS the spot.
INDIANA DUNES LAKESHORE CAMPGROUND!!!!!
I remember getting these tickets from some guys from the previous shows,lucky to be around alot of good people that summer
July 15, 2004 Subject:
Nothing exciting here
Must've left all the energy at Deer Creek. Very uninspired show. 'LSD' was great to here in this setting, but rather painful to listen to. The end was drawing near....